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Lady Bisons tennis team opens Dayton Tournament with a win
Claire Landry
Claire Landry

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Coming off an upsetting 2008 season, the Lady Bisons have gained win No. 3 of the 2009 season.

In their first match on Feb. 21 at the Dayton Collegiate Tournament in Dayton, Ohio, the Lady Bisons beat Northern Kentucky University 5-2.

Doubles winners were Danielle Hansen and Kara Jackson, who defeated Stephanie Issacs and Jennifer Hand 8-4.

Raphaela Jann and Claire Landry clinched the doubles win for the Lady Bisons in a close match over Maggie Koetter and Jill Sturgeon 9-8 (1).

“Landry and Jann played great in the tie-breaker and won it decisively (7-1),” said coach Kristin Lusk.

Rolling strong into singles play, the Lady Bisons had four winners. Kara Jackson defeated Stephanie Issacs 6-1, 7-5.

“I am really proud of Kara,” said Lusk. “Her game, both physical and mental has really improved since last year. She faught hard today and won a good match.”

Other singles winners included Elizabeth Keevil who defeated Michelle Schirmann 6-1, 6-2. Danielle Hansen won against Jennifer Hand 6-0, 6-2. Claire Landry defeated Jill Sturgeon 6-3, 6-3.

The Lady Bisons are 3-2 overall.

The Lady Bisons next scheduled match in the tournament is against the University of Dayton. They were set to begin Saturday at 3 p.m., following the Northern Kentucky match.

Lipscomb vs. Northern Kentucky

Doubles

1. Danielle Hansen/Kara Jackson (LU) def. Stephanie Issacs/Jennifer Hand (NKU) 8-4

2. Michelle Schirmann/Kristen Sunday (NKU) def. Elizabeth Keevil/Olivia Ellis(LU) 8-1

3. Raphaela Jann/Claire Landry (LU) def. Maggie Koetter/Jill Sturgeon (NKU) 9-8 (1)

Singles

1. Sunday (NKU) def. Jann (LU) 6-2, 7-6 (1)

2. Jackson (LU) def. Issacs (NKU) 6-1, 7-5

3. Keevil (LU) def. Schirmann (NKU) 6-1, 6-2

4. Hansen (LU) def. Hand (NKU) 6-0, 6-2

5. Landry (LU) def. Sturgeon (NKU) 6-3, 6-3

6. Koetter (NKU) def. Ellis (LU) 6-1, 6-2